This 10″ Weeping Angel block started it all. I had just started creating paper piecing patterns a few months earlier and decided to embark upon creating a Weeping Angel quilt pattern. Of course, it had to be a paper piecing pattern. I also wanted to optimize the pattern to have minimal seam alignment for easier piecing. I won’t lie, as a novice pattern designer, it was hard work. I worked on it slowly and finally the pattern was written and shortly afterwards, the block was stitched. I had a tremendous boost of confidence after designing this pattern.
Much later, Caroline found this block on Flickr and we started working on a Doctor Who Quilt Along together. She wanted to make a quilt for her son, and very selfishly, I wanted to make a quilt for myself. We made 12″ blocks for the quilt along. Originally I was just going to use this block in my quilt with borders added. My husband, however, egged me on to make a 12″ version of this block for the quilt. I did, and therefore ended up with this orphan 10″ block.
This year I am taking care of my orphan blocks, and it was time to pull this one out. I haven’t done much FMQ, I am married to my walking foot. I thought I’d give FMQ another go on this one. There are a few spots where the curves could be a little better. I tried really hard not to fuss over them. I used a yellow thread for the overall quilting because I didn’t want the quilting to show up too much on the border. The binding is done in the same blue fabric as the background of the block. It is now residing in my husband’s office on the guest bed along with the Fairy Door pillow I made earlier.
I mentioned giving away two sets of four fat quarters in the last Freadom Quilt blog post. A huge thank you to all who read it and left such wonderful comments. Your comments always mean so much. It’s my pleasure to announce Marjorie Nath and Marly as the two winners. Congratulations!!
Lastly, here are the latest cards from the third week of my index card drawings for the icad project –
Route 66 Neon sign
National Parks Of America
Top row – Death Valley, Carlsbad Caverns, Yosemite
Bottom Row – Saguaro, Rocky Mountain, Arches
Melrose Abbey, Scotland
Tree House, A Fairy lives in it.
Colour Wheel – Dryburgh Abbey, Scotland
1970s – Ah yes! Disco of course
I am still drawing them, one per day. Some days it’s very hard to come up with new ideas, but I am still doing them. Hope you like them!
Until next time,